Neil Young has a huge catalogue of unreleased music and wants his fans to pick next release
When Neil Young announced last month that he would be dipping into his huge back catalogue to release the acoustic 1975 album Homegrown, nobody could’ve known just how many more he had to share.
The folk-rock giant has now told the public he has nearly 30 different unreleased projects ready and raring to go. What’s more, he is now asking fans which ones they would like to have released first.
The singer is directing audiences towards his website, Neil Young Archives, where he has provided a mammoth list of recordings which have never seen the light of day. From live albums to full studio albums that have never seen the light of day – the list is extensive, to say the least.
There’s an album version of the singer’s 1974 performance at Bottom Line in New York City as well as an upcoming animation from Willie Nelson’s son Micah which was inspired by Young’s 1982 album Trans. Another unreleased project is the documentary Mountaintop, which looked at his most recent record with Crazy Horse, COLORADO and was previously only seen as a one-night-only release in North America.
The set of unreleased records also includes some full albums which are now ready to see the light of day, including Homefires, Chrom Dreams, and 1982’s Island in The Sun, as well as the early Crazy Horse record Early Daze.
“We have these projects in the can right now,” Young wrote. “We will be asking subscribers only to vote for their top three choices from this list… Watch for the official NYA announcement and your personal link to vote for what you think we should work on next for the fastest release of your favorite projects.”
Stratford Shakespeare Theater, Film/LP (1971) Greendale Live w/ Crazy Horse Stage Production, Film/LP (2003) Greendale at Vickar Street, Film/LP (2003) Toast w/ Crazy Horse, LP/Limited Film (2001) Mountaintop, Film (2019) Catalyst w/ Crazy Horse, Film/LP (1991) Alchemy w/ Crazy Horse, Film/LP (2012/2013) Early Daze, LP (1960s) Harvest Time, Film/LP (1971) Mirror Ball Live w/ Pearl Jam, Film/LP (1995) Desert Trip w/ Promise of the Real, Film (2016) Monsanto Years, Film (2014) Trunk Show, Film/LP 2009 Lincvolt Chronicles 1-5 Film Tower Theater Film/LP (2018) Polar Vortex Film/LP (2019) Homegrown LP (1975) Chrome Dreams LP (1977) Berlin w/ Trans Band Film/LP Oceanside Countryside LP (1976/1977) Boarding House Film/LP (1978) Island In The Sun LP (1982) Trans animated film (2020) Bottom Line LP (1974) Over The Rainbow Live: Tonight’s The Night LP (1973) Odeon Budokan w/ Crazy Horse Film/LP (1976) Ducks Live in Santa Cruz LP (1977) Homefires LP (1974) CSNY at Fillmore East Film/LP (1970)